Board Member Position Available

If you would like to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Valatie Free Library, call the Library (518-758-9321) or email us at valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com


June 11 – All Day.  Registration for Summer Program begins.  Call or visit the Library to register.
June 11 – 7 p.m. Book Club.  The group will discuss The Baker’s Secret and skype with Stephen Kiernan, the author of the novel.  Guests are welcome.
June 18 – 7 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting.  The Public is welcome to attend.
June 25 – 7 p.m. Knitting/Crochet.  Newcomers are always welcome.

June 5, 12, 19, 26 – 10:30 a.m.
 Story Hour for preschoolers and parents/caregivers.  Join us for stories, craft and snack.
June 12 – 6:30 p.m.  Father’s Day Craft for Children, ages 6 and older.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.  Registration is necessary for this program.  Call 518-758-9321 to register.
June 26 – 7 p.m. Registration for Summer Program ends.

June 13 – 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. 
Lloyd the Geek will be here to help you troubleshoot your computer, laptop, e-reader, cell phone  problems.  Registration for the three 45-minute sessions is necessary.  Call the Library to register.
June 27 – 6:30 p.m.  Summer Program begins with an interactive presentation by the Storycrafters.

June 28 – 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Fran Martino conducts a workshop, Fish Printing.

June 15 – 6:30 p.m.
  Paint and Sip with Hannah and Amy DeWeerd.  Call to register.

Thank You, John Gray

On Saturday, April 21st, the Valatie Free Library hosted John Gray of Channel 10 News who spoke about his children’s book, God Needed a Puppy.  He kept his audience spellbound as he described why he wrote the book, the trials he encountered while trying to publish it and the amazing (to him, but not to his listeners) number of copies sold to date.  Not only did his listeners learn about publishing a book, but they thoroughly enjoyed his very humorous account of adopting his most recent dogs.  The dog lovers in the room, and I think we all were, appreciated his rescue of and giving a home to hard-to-place dogs. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, and all are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Gray and one of his four-legged friends to the Valatie Free Library after the publication of his next book.

Events: 4/9 – 4/13

Monday, April 9th at 7 p.m. –  Book Club meets in the Library to discuss Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham.  Newcomers are welcome.

Tuesday, April 10th at 10:30 a.m. – Story Hour for preschoolers and parents/caregivers.  Join us for stories, craft, snack.

Wednesday, April 11th from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. – Bring your computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone problems to the Library.  Heather Lloyd, Lloyd the Geek, will be here to troubleshoot with you.  One slot is still available.  Registration is necessary.

Friday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. – Paint and Sip!  Call the Library to register.

Annual Photo Exhibition – Sunday, April 8 (2 – 4 p.m.)

Visit the Valatie Senior Center, Williams Street, Valatie on Sunday, April 8th between 2 and 4 p.m. to see the 94 amazing photos submitted to the annual Valatie Free Library Competition.  Winners in the 8 categories will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

Spring Break at Valatie Free Library!

Tuesday, April 3rd– Poetry Day- 12p.m. – 2p.m.
Learn the method of Black Out poetry; create your own haiku and more! Ages 8+
Wednesday, April 4th– Relief Printmaking- 10:30a.m. – 12p.m.
Join Mary Young as she teaches us the method of relief printing. Make several prints using different techniques. Materials include Styrofoam, found objects, and more… Ages 6+
Friday, April 6th– Paint & Sip for Kids- 10:30a.m.-12p.m.
Amy DeWeerd will be reading her new book How a Mother Loves and giving us step by step directions about how to create some cute characters on canvas. Ages 5 to 10

Space is limited. Call the Library to Register (518) 758-9321.

Thank You, Chris Gibson

On Saturday, March 24th, former Congressman and retired United States Army Colonel, Chris Gibson, spoke at the Valatie Free Library  about his vision for a united America.  Following his presentation, he answered questions from the audience and then signed copies of his new book, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.  Thank you, Congressman, for giving us much to consider and to discuss:  the intentions of the founding fathers, the responsibilities of the three branches of the government, the Bill of Rights, Amendments to the Constitution.  We appreciate your willingness to meet and to engage in a dialogue with us.

Thank You, Hannaford!

Thank you to Hannaford which chose the Valatie Free Library to be the recipient of part of the proceeds from the sale of  “Create a Little Karma” bags at the Hannaford in Valatie, New York during October.  Thank you also to all who purchased one of the bags.

Calling All Preschoolers!

Apple Printing at Story Hour – 9/12/17

Preschoolers, Caregivers and Younger Siblings, join us for Story Hour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Valatie Free Library. Listen to stories, do a craft, meet Posie, the therapy dog, and have a snack. No registration is necessary. Just walk in – 1036 Kinderhook Street – 4 buildings down from the VMA.

Red Apple Run – Appreciation and Results

Today was a great success!  Our appreciation to all for your support.  Thank you, runners and walkers, for your participation! Thank you to our sponsors and to Samascott Orchards for hosting us. Also thanks to the Kinderhook Runner’s Club for all of their guidance.   You can check times in the following links:
Click 2017awards-age groups for the awards in the 5K by age group.
Click 2017Kids_1_Mile for results for the Kids 1 mile walk / run.
Click 2017overall_results for the overall results for all the runners in the 5K.

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